Frank Lucas was the biggest drug trafficker in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Frank was born on September 9, 1930s in La Grange, North Carolina. HE moved to Harlem New York to have a better life. First he works at a hotel where he was the elevator guy. There he meets Bumpy Johnson. In New York he worked for a guy by the name of Bumpy Johnson who was a drug trafficker as well. When bumpy past away his territory was up for grabs Frank decided to take it.
.Frank Lucas was born in North Carolina. He left when he couldn't have a job to support himself. He left where he could make good money . He moved to New York for a better life. Frank Lucas was trafficking heroin, he would get his stuff from the jungles of Vietnam where it was pure as, the movie said. The movie “American Gangster” was made by Denzel Washington. This movie was similar to Frank Lucas life style when he was a drug trafficker. Some of the scenes where made up. The heroin was not pure. It was only 4% pure when it arrived in the United States. (The movie said it was 100% pure but it wasn’t). He also had a coat that was worth $120k he threw in the fire place to distroy evidence they had on him.Frank Lucas alwats bought his money cash like a piano he bought for $80k. Lucas also commented he wanted to be beyond rich he wanted to be Donald Trump rich.
His Bust and SnitchedEdit
Frank Lucas had the U.S. Army contacts in Vietnam who he trusted. He used them to transport the heroin. He made thousand and millions of dollars. He was spending his money and he bought a mansion. Frank also called up his family that was in North Carolina to move to Harlem with him. Frank hired his brothers to help him receive and distribute his merchandise.Once convicted, Lucas provided evidence that led to more than 100 further drug-related convictions. For his safety in 1977, Lucas and his family were placed in the witness protection program. In 1981, after 5 years in custody, his 40-year Federal term and 30-year state term were reduced to time served plus lifetime parole. In 1984 he was caught and convicted of trying to exchange one ounce of heroin and $13,000 for one kilogram of cocaine. He was defended by his former prosecutor Richie Roberts and received a sentence of seven years. He was released from prison in 1991.